Hales Brook and the Sippican River - Marion
Located on two tracts owned by the Town of Marion and managed by The Trustees, these 2.5 miles of forest trail traverse pine and oak uplands and unique wetland habitats. On the trail you’ll pass a dramatic rock outcropping emerging from the forest floor and walk along an extensive elevated boardwalk that gives up-close views of an ecologically sensitive area. On the northern trail loop, a stone slab bridge crosses over a small stream.
A recent easement granted by the neighboring cranberry bog owner, whose active bogs you can see from the trail, will connect the Town of Marion’s East Over Reservation to Hathaway Pond and the Town of Rochester, adding about a mile of walking trails to the existing system.